Papa Wemba: Congo music star dies after collapsing on stage

The influential Congolese music star Papa Wemba has died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast, media reports say.

Video from the concert shows the artist, who was 66, slumped on the floor as dancers continue to perform, unaware of what is happening.

French broadcaster France 24 reported the death, quoting his manager.

Local media later reported he had suffered a seizure and died aged 66.

Real name Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, he was one of Africa’s most popular musicians.

He was playing the Festival des musiques urbaines d’Anoumabo (FEMUA) when he collapsed.